Provided by: quake2_0.3-1.1ubuntu1_i386
quake2 - popular 3D action game
This manual page documents briefly the quake2 command, which is used to
launch the Quake 2 game engine.
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page.
WARNING: The network part of Quake 2 has several unfixed security
problems. You should not use Quake 2 in untrusted networks.
+set vid_ref driver
Set the video output driver to use for playing the game.
Current values available for driver are soft, softx, glx,
softsdl, and sdlgl.
+set cd_nocd 0
Disable CD audio
+set s_initsound 0
+set _windowed_mouse 0
Disable mouse grabbing.
+set dedicated 1
Start a dedicated server, no graphical client will be launched.
Clients may connect to this server for multiplayer games.
config.cfg should contain commands to set server variables like
set timelimit 20
set fraglimit 25
set dmflags 532
If you use a config file, you must put a "map" command in it or
the server will not load a map.
quake2 +set vid_ref soft only works on i386, due to some unportable
The model viewer in Multiplayer->player setup displays the skins
If you upgrade this package, your savegames will not work, due to the
way savegames are made.
There are several unfixed security issues in the network code. Do not
use in untrusted networks.
quake2 was originally written by iD Software.
The SDL vid_ref driver was written by Steven Fuller
This manual page was written by Jamie Wilkinson <email@example.com>,
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
January 9, 2002 QUAKE2(6)